The Dirty Truth Blog — hair care

NEW! Conditioning Oil

Posted by Brigid McHugh

In the past at Kilted Suds we have offered you two wonderful products for conditioning hair: Beard Oil and Hair Oil

These products are extremely similar, so we have decided to streamline the process and combine them into one all-purpose Conditioning Oil. Our Conditioning Oil is perfect for application to ALL hair, be it on your face, or on the top of your head! Go ahead, pick the scent you like best and Condition away!

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DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

Posted by Brigid McHugh

So many of us want those beach fresh locks all year long, but for some of us, days at the beach are few and far between, or even non-existent. If you're looking for beautiful, waves and texture, this DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray just might be for you!

Start out by gathering everything you'll need to make your Sea Salt Hair Spray.

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Introducing Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Over the last few months I have formulated a recipe and created our 1st ever Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars. I want to take a moment today to explain to a little bit about why I chose the ingredients that are (and are NOT) included in these bars. One thing that was very important to me in formulating the Kilted Suds Shampoo Bar, was to make sure that I could bring you a product that did not contain sulfates. In most commercially available shampoos, sulfates like SLS and SLSA are used to enhance the amount of lather. These ingredients are typically...

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Soap Vs. Shampoo

Posted by Brigid McHugh

I have spent the last few months working on formulations for shampoo bars as requested by YOU, my loyal customers! The first of many shampoo bars will be being released later this week, so I have decided to take this opportunity to shed a little light on the soap vs. shampoo discussion. Speaking on a VERY broad level, there are two main differences between my soaps and shampoos. Commercial soaps and detergents (yup, most of the bars of "soap" commercially produced are actually detergent) typically have a higher pH level than that of shampoo. True soap, which includes handcrafted soap,...

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DIY Vegan Hair Mask

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Things to keep in mind before you get started:

  1. This mask can be messy, so wear an old shirt.
  2. A warm mask will work better than a cold one, but you don't want hot!
  3. Hair masks should be left on for a minimum of 15-30 minutes. The longer you leave it on, the more it can work
  4. Sometimes hair is too damaged to repair.
  5. Long, or thick hair may require a double batch.
  6. Avoid using heat styling (blow dryer or straightening irons) for at least 24 hours after application.
  7. Don't use shampoo or conditioner with SLS or SLSA after the mask, they will strip out all of the good work you just did. (Try one of our Sulfate-Free Shampoo Bars)

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